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Syria and Turkey are rivals, enemies or partners in oil drilling. The USA would be wise to have a carrier size airstrip in the safest part ot the Golan Heights. Obama should lease from Assad an area occupied by Israel. A secret understanding with Netanyahu is best. Arabs hate Isreal more than ISIL. No USA troops should try to stay in the Iraq deserts. Don't openly become buddies with Netanyahu.
Poroshenko could have avoided 90% of deaths in the Ukaine by negoiating with Putin and STO could drill in partnership with Russia.
USA politicians call the Russian gamesmanship a WAR,but Putin is letting the EU and Obama not get sucked into saving Poroshenko's risky anti-Russia attack. Putin is staying in Russian areas.
The EU wants a scaleback of Russian movement of troops to the Azov Sea. The Poroshenko command "ATTACK" has kept Russia on the defense. But Merkle know Russia has ten times as much in reserve.
There will not be full scale war against Russia because Putin is sneaking into Russian areas of Ukraine that are more important to Russia than they are to Poroshenko, like the inland sea port.
Syria Rockets rockets to off-shore oil wells would be bad. The USA might well put an air base in the safest spot in the Golan Heights ;leasing the spot from both Assad and Israel.
The 18 suspected spies held in Gaza executed by Hamas were all in prison when Israel knew where Hamas leaders lived. The informers can do it again. Hamas must make that public and declare fighting will not work.